Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Muppet Show Comic Book Presents: Pigs in Space!

BOOM! Studios is planning to continue their series of Muppet Show comics with regular monthly installments. Roger Langridge's "The Muppet Show Comic Book" debuted in March with a 4-part mini-series; and currently BOOM is in the middle of their second 4-part Muppet Show mini-series, "The Muppet Show: The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson" which kicked off in July. However starting in November (after the conclusion of the Peg-Leg Wilson story), BOOM! will re-launch the Muppets as a proper ongoing series (no more re-numbering every four issues). The prelude issue in the new series will be a one-shot "Pigs in Space" adventure which will start the new ongoing numbering series as issue #0. After which, the first issue of Langridge's next story arc, "The Muppet Show: On the Road", will kick things off as issue #1 and they will continue with monthly installments of new Muppet Show comics each month thereafter (and with sequental numbering).

"The Muppet Show Comic Book #0: The Muppets Present...'Pigs In Space!'" is being written by Roger Landgridge with artwork by Shelli Paroline (variant covers will feature artwork by Roger Langridge and David Alvarez). In the comic, Fozzie Bear and Rizzo the Rat try to pitch a "Pigs In Space" movie to a Hollywood producer. The 24-page comic is planned to hit comic book stores at the end of November.

Also be on the look-out for BOOM! Studio's other Muppet comic book series - "Muppet Robin Hood" and "Muppet Peter Pan" - in comic book stores as well. I will be sure to keep you updated with more information on all the upcoming Muppet comic books as more details become available.

2 comments:

theprawncracker said...

That second cover is incredible! I LOVE Gonzo in the background--too funny! This is so exciting! And great exposure for our Muppets! Thanks for reporting, Greg!

dave roman said...

Shelli Paroline and Roger Langridge are both awesome!